Banana bread made with cream cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Banana Bread:
Cream Cheese Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Combine butter, brown sugar, 1 egg, sour cream, 1/4 cup white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; whisk until smooth. Mash in bananas using a fork. Whisk in 1 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until just combined.

  • Whisk cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 3 tablespoons flour together in a separate bowl.

  • Pour half of the banana mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly on top. Pour remaining banana mixture over cream cheese mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is firm, about 50 minutes. Cool in the pan, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 5.2g 11% DV; carbohydrates 47.9g 15% DV; fat 19.5g 30% DV; cholesterol 95.7mg 32% DV; sodium 323.7mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2019
Hands down the best banana bread I've ever made, and I am super picky! It is moist, flavorful, with just the right balance of sweetness. I doubled the recipe and made a loaf with half and 20 muffins with the other half. Both were incredibly delicious. After 25 years of cooking my search for the perfect banana bread recipe has finally ended! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2017
This turned out just ok. The flavor of the cream cheese layer was rather lost and the only taste was that of the banana. The baking time was more like 70 minutes 20 more than stated in the recipe. I will just stick with my regular banana bread recipe. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2019
Hands down the best banana bread I've ever made, and I am super picky! It is moist, flavorful, with just the right balance of sweetness. I doubled the recipe and made a loaf with half and 20 muffins with the other half. Both were incredibly delicious. After 25 years of cooking my search for the perfect banana bread recipe has finally ended! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
01/05/2017
This turned out just ok. The flavor of the cream cheese layer was rather lost and the only taste was that of the banana. The baking time was more like 70 minutes 20 more than stated in the recipe. I will just stick with my regular banana bread recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2017
Very moist and delicious. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2018
banana bread and cheese danishes had a baby and it's delicious!! think next time I'll add more sugar to the cream cheese mixture but this is a new fave Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
Yum yum and yum. This loaf isn't as high as other loaf recipes but who cares?! It tastes amazing! Very moist. The sour cream flavor doesn't come through or make it taste 'sour'. My guess is it's used for moisture. The cream cheese filling is light and almost bread-like with the addition of the 3 Tbsp flour. So it's not like a cheese Danish with a big blob of cream cheese in the middle. It's absolutely perfect. The only change I made was a few swipes of fresh nutmeg on the microplane just because. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2017
cream cheese sank to the bottom so next time I will put it on top and swirl the mixture in. it's not a bad recipe. very good. thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2018
I've made this recipe twice it is so good. Think it helps to use a 9X5 GLASS baking dish. And the temp in your oven is correct. Might want to invest in an oven thermostat. The second time I made it I didn't put enough dough mixture on the bottom. It didn't raise as well as the first time I made it. Did not change a thing. I'm making it again tomorrow. Will make sure that I do it like I did the first time. thanks for the recipe. It's going to be made at Christmas time for our neighbors. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2019
Perfect recipe!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2019
This banana bread cream cheese recipe is absolutely delicious! I prepared exactly as the recipe instructions and added walnuts to the bottom of the first layer. Everyone loved it! I m looking forward to making it again soon! Read More